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Article: Toxic scarlet fever complicating cellulitis: Early clinical diagnosis is crucial to prevent a fatal outcome

TitleToxic scarlet fever complicating cellulitis: Early clinical diagnosis is crucial to prevent a fatal outcome
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherEdizioni Medico Scientifiche (E D I M E S). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.microbiologica.net
Citation
New Microbiologica, 2004, v. 27 n. 2, p. 203-206 How to Cite?
AbstractWe describe a case of toxic scarlet fever in a healthy adult with streptococcal cellulitis of the right elbow as a result of skin abrasion. The clinical picture mimicked that of drug eruption after treatment of cellulitis with antibiotics. Among the five cases of scarlet fever complicating cellulitis, including the present one, reported in the English literature, four had severe systemic complications and two died. As a result of re-emergence of invasive streptococcal infections, clinicians should be aware of the differential diagnosis of scarlet fever in patients presenting with cellulitis and skin rash. Early clinical diagnosis is crucial to exclude drug eruptions, prompt initiation of antibiotic treatment, and prevention of the potentially fatal outcome.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79231
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.629
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.786
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dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNew Microbiologica, 2004, v. 27 n. 2, p. 203-206en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1121-7138en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe describe a case of toxic scarlet fever in a healthy adult with streptococcal cellulitis of the right elbow as a result of skin abrasion. The clinical picture mimicked that of drug eruption after treatment of cellulitis with antibiotics. Among the five cases of scarlet fever complicating cellulitis, including the present one, reported in the English literature, four had severe systemic complications and two died. As a result of re-emergence of invasive streptococcal infections, clinicians should be aware of the differential diagnosis of scarlet fever in patients presenting with cellulitis and skin rash. Early clinical diagnosis is crucial to exclude drug eruptions, prompt initiation of antibiotic treatment, and prevention of the potentially fatal outcome.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherEdizioni Medico Scientifiche (E D I M E S). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.microbiologica.neten_HK
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshCellulitis - diagnosis - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshEarly Diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshElbowen_HK
dc.subject.meshExanthema - diagnosis - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshScarlet Fever - complications - diagnosisen_HK
dc.titleToxic scarlet fever complicating cellulitis: Early clinical diagnosis is crucial to prevent a fatal outcomeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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